Did you know that there is something for everyone at Chandler Public Library? Ever dream of starting your own business? Want to build a robot? How about learn more about living a healthy lifestyle? Visit your library for small business resources, STEAM programming and more. Our library develops its programs and services to meet the diverse needs of our community. Celebrate National Library Week, April 12 - 18. Unlimited possibilities @ your library!
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee's goals were ambitious. They ranged from "encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time" to "improving incomes and health" and "developing strong and happy family life."
In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read!"
Today, the library offers a world of resources and programs for you and your family. Search the library's catalog of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and more. Find programs on our events calendar. Check out our ebooks and other resources for online reading and research. Visit your library during National Library Week - or anytime - to learn more!
A message from the American Library Association’s Campaign for America's Libraries and Chandler Public Library.